Installing the Ultimaker S5 Air Manager

The Ultimaker S5 Air Manager gives you more confidence and setup flexibility. Designed to increase user safety, it removes up to 95% of ultrafine particles and shields users from hot and moving components.

The Air Manager is delivered in separate components, which can be installed in a few easy steps. This page contains step-by-step information on how to install the Air Manager and connect it to your Ultimaker S5.

Tip: Instructions for installation of the Air Manager are in the quick start guide that was delivered with the product. If you no longer have this booklet, you can download it as a PDF from this page.

Note: These instructions are optimized for installing only the Air Manager. If you have a complete Pro Bundle, including the Material Station, it is recommended to follow the installation order as shown on the Pro Bundle assembly page

Preparation

The Air Manager comes in reusable, durable packaging, specially designed to protect the device. Unbox the Air Manager by removing the plastic locking clips at the bottom of the box. Holding the handles, lift the upper section of the box. Place the foam pieces, documents, and accessories aside.

The rest of the boxes will be removed during the installation of the Air Manager.

Tip: Please retain all packaging for warranty purposes.

Next, turn off your Ultimaker S5 and make sure the printer is placed in a suitable location. You will need access to the back of the printer during the installation. If you have materials loaded, these can remain in place and do not have to be unloaded.

Note: The Ultimaker S5 and Air Manager must be positioned out of direct sunlight when in use. Ensure there is at least 10 cm of free space at the back of the Air Manager for unrestricted airflow.

Installation

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  1. Align the mounting bracket with the back of the Ultimaker S5
  1. Guide the Bowden tubes and print head cable into both mounting bracket slots with the Bowden tube at the front
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  1. Gently push down on the mounting bracket until it clicks firmly into place
  1. Align the bottom of the filter housing with the slots in the mounting bracket and push into place
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  1. Gently push the filter completely into the filter housing
  1. From the front of the printer, place the cover over the filter housing
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  1. Align the hinges with the mounting bracket and drop the cover into place
  1. Connect the Air Manager cable to the port at the back of the Air Manager
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  1. Place the stress relief clip attached to the mounting bracket around the Air Manager cable and close it
  1. Slide the stress relief clip upwards until it cannot go further to secure the cable in place
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  1. Guide the Air Manager cable on the right side around the spool holder and plug it into the UMB OUT port at the back of the Ultimaker S5
  1. Use the cable clips to connect the Air Manager cable to the NFC cable of the Ultimaker S5

Notes for steps 11 and 12: These do not apply if you also have a Material Station. In that case, the Air Manager cable will be connected to the UMB OUT port of the Material Station instead. The Air Manager cable can be placed in the cable clips in the back panel of the Ultimaker S5 and the separate clips included with the Air Manager are not used.

Confirming the installation

Now that the installation of the Air Manager is finished, turn on the Ultimaker S5 using the power switch at the back. When the printer boots up, it will show a prompt confirming the installation. You can now continue printing with the added benefits of the Ultimaker S5 Air Manager!

FAQ

I don't see the confirmation prompt

If you do not see the confirmation of the Air Manager on the display, first make sure you are running the latest firmware. Firmware versions 5.4 and later support the Air Manager.

If your firmware is up to date, the Air Manager might not be connected correctly. In the menu, navigate to Settings, scroll down to Peripherals - Air Manager. If this option does not show Installed, the Air Manager is not recognized by your printer. In this case, turn off the printer, check the Air Manager cable on both sides, and turn the Ultimaker S5 on again. If the issue persists, contact support by submitting a ticket

Caution: Do not start a print with the Air Manager installed but not connected or not recognized. This can damage your printer. Either temporarily uninstall the Air Manager or open the cover.

I did not use all items in the box

Not all accessories included with the Air Manager are required for the installation. The following parts are not used:

  • Removal tools. These are only necessary for uninstalling the Air Manager for maintenance, warranty, or transportation purposes
  • Hex key and screws. These can be used for mounting optional external ventilation or for Air Manager repairs.
  • Cable clips. These are not used if a complete Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle is installed.
How to add the Air Manager in Ultimaker Cura?

It is not necessary (or possible) to note that the Ultimaker S5 has an Air Manager in Ultimaker Cura. The Air Manager is controlled by the printer's firmware. The default machine and profile settings in Cura already contain the necessary information for the Air Manager.

Note: If the material profile is not optimized for the Air Manager, you can still print with it. The Air Manager's fan speed will then default to 100%. Learn more here.

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